Baywatch Trailer Release

It’s All Jiggles & Giggles In Latest “Baywatch” Trailer

Like 21 Jump Street and CHiPs, Baywatch is ready to make the leap from unintentionally ridiculous TV show to intentionally ridiculous big-screen comedy.

The Rock puts his best pec forward as Mitch, the leader of an elite squad of lifeguards. He's not happy about his new lieutenant Matt, a former Olympian (Zac Efron), trying to show him up and dismissing his crew as irrelevant.

This trailer delivers the ridiculous sight gags and set pieces we've come to expect from Seth Gordon (director of Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief), like the bros take CrossFit to the next level by carrying refrigerators across the beach. And there's ample opportunity to ogle the finally sculpted men and women in the cast.

Priyanka Chopra (Quantico) plays the villain, a ruthless but beautiful drug dealer that Mitch and Matt will try to take down. I'm curious if the writers of Freddy vs. Jason and that awful Friday the 13th reboot will handle the winking comedy of this adaptation, but it looks like smooth sailing.

Baywatch opens Friday, May 26th, for Memorial Day Weekend, where it will face off against another watery blockbuster: the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.

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